Welcome to the Center for Writing and Speaking!


TUTOR HIRING 2019-2020

In the coming weeks, the Center for Writing and Speaking will be hiring new tutors for the 2019-20 academic year. If you are interested in collaborative learning, peer tutoring, and helping fellow students become better writers and speakers, you should apply as a CWS tutor!

We are looking for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who excel at writing, oral presentations, and working with people from different backgrounds in a collaborative environment. Being a CWS tutor is a demanding but rewarding responsibility because you get to be a part of the academic support system for Agnes Scott students. Candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.2 and should be recognized as good campus citizens. Both applicants who have work-study awards and those who do not are encouraged to apply. International students, transfer students, and Woodruff scholars are welcome!

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 25th (Monday).

For more information, please review the following documents: a handout with recommendations for aspiring CWS tutors; a handout that details the application procedure; and the application form.

About Us

The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS) is a peer tutoring organization devoted to improving and enhancing students’ writing and speaking skills. Staffed by trained peer tutors, the CWS provides students of all ability levels with individual assistance in writing papers and in preparing and practicing speeches and presentations.

Mission Statement
The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS), an integral part of the academic program at Agnes Scott, is a peer tutoring center that provides students with individual assistance in writing, speaking, and multimodal assignments and in developing writing and public speaking skills. We also support the efforts of English language learners to develop and hone their ELL skills. In a tutoring session, we help students identify their strengths and build on them, develop confidence in their ability to translate thoughts into written work or speeches, use writing and speaking to express and substantiate their ideas, and produce a polished final product. Our goal is to help students develop good writing and speaking habits and to become their own best editors and coaches. We strive to be a center that is welcoming and accessible to all, a place where students can work in a positive, collaborative atmosphere. This service is free of charge and available to all current students.

Location and Hours
The CWS is located on the ground floor of Campbell Hall and is open 24 hours a day as a student work space; tutoring is offered Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 4 pm. Walk-in appointments are welcome every Monday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Two different spaces provide students the opportunity to work in the kind of environment that is best suited to meet their needs:

  • The Tutoring Hub (G-14) offers a comfortable, relaxed tutoring environment with ample seating and desks, coffee and tea (to give you that extra push while writing your paper or working on your presentation!), and all the best reference materials to help make your assignment a success.  Meet collectively with your presentation group - or individually - with a tutor as your prepare your project.
  • If you are working on a speech and would like to practice your delivery, our Presentation Center (G-17) has state-of-the-art projection equipment to help you make the most of what you have to say. 


  • Imani Young Bey serves as the coordinator and manages the Center for Writing and Speaking during the Fall 2017 semester. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach her at iyoungbey@agnesscott.edu or 404.471.5201.
  • Dr. Christine Cozzens is the director of the Center for Writing and Speaking. The best way to get in touch with her is by e-mail at ccozzens@agnesscott.edu.
  • cws@agnesscott.edu — This is our general email. If you'd like immediate feedback, it is more effective to email the coordinator directly.
  • Dr. Mina Ivanova, Dabney Adams Hart Scholar in Residence, holds an advisory role as the CWS Patricia Colling Butler Fellow. She can be reached at mivanova@agnesscott.edu